Jan 24th, 2022
Please sign the petition. Please sign the OHI Petition on Land Use Planning: The Toronto Star this morning ran an OHI Op-ed on the need for a one-year extension to the July 2, 2022 deadline for Municipal Comprehensive Reviews and draft new official plans across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. You can ...
Jan 24th, 2022
Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, January 24, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I can understand why so many of my fellow citizens presume that adding highways makes sense as a way to accommodate more people and more vehicles. This is the template that many of us have grown up with and that we have been [&h...
Jan 21st, 2022
Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
Jan 20th, 2022
Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
Jan 17th, 2022
An aerial view of the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Road in Tiny Township. From MidlandToday, January 13, 2022 By Derek Howard Payback can be sweet, whether figuratively or literally. During a recent committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Gibb Wishart brought forward resident correspondence relating to a let...
Jan 15th, 2022
New announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom...
Jan 13th, 2022
It’s been just over 50 days since the federal government’s new cabinet was sworn in. Last month, the Council of Canadians issued four mandate letters – on water, trade, the climate crisis, and health – that lay out a progressive agenda for the new federal government. Two days later, Prime Minister Tr...
Jan 12th, 2022
Gravel Pit Join us on January 25 for something big For decades, the gravel mining industry has blasted, dug, crushed, and trucked across Ontario with apparent impunity. On Tuesday, January 25 at 7 pm the newly formed Reform Gravel Mining Coalition will announce something big that will protect water a...
Jan 11th, 2022
The Bradford Bypass debacle now has the attention of the federal government. Let’s give them a nudge! Thank you to the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for initiating this parliamentary petition. Unlike other petitions, if a parliamentary petition gets 500 signatures, it is presented in the Ho...
Jan 11th, 2022
Gerard Dusastre (left) and Kerrie Atkins are part of a group of neighbours who came together in 2021 to challenge two projects in their quiet residential neighbourhood in the west end of Wasaga Beach. IAN ADAMS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, December 31, 2021 By Ian Adams Gerard Dusastre had no in...